Artur Lescher (b.1962, Brazil)

Artur Lescher lives and works in São Paulo. He stands out on the current Brazilian contemporary art scene with his three-dimensional works. Much more than sculptures, these pieces cross the boundaries between installations and object, skilfully modifying what might be just geometric planes in plaster.

Lescher achieved national recognition following his participation in the 19th São Paulo Biennial, in 1987. There he presented his Aerólitos, which consist of two 11 metre-long balloons, one inside the exhibition pavilion and the other places outside, in dialogue. In 2002, for the 25th São Paulo Biennial, his Indoor Landscape was formed by two modules installed on the floor, both of regular shape, one wood and the other made of canvas and water, creating a space of friction inside the Oscar Niemeyer designed building. “His pieces, belying their precise and clean appearance, transmit a feeling of disquiet", highlights the critic and curator Agnaldo Farias in reviewing Lescher’s work.Thus, by combining materials that hold impermanent characteristics, such as water, olive oil and salt, with the more formal geometric structures, Lescher emphasizes a permeable,uncertain and unlikely nature.

The artists works can be found in esteemed collections, such as those of the State Pinacoteca, MAC-USP, MAM-SP and MAM-RJ. His work has also been exhibited in the United States, Argentina, Spain, Germany and other countries.

Lescher, Artur b.1962

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